After bees ingest honey, they produce a natural waxy substance called beeswax, which they then use to build their honeycombs. This can be cleaned, filtered, and used to make beautiful and sweet-smelling beeswax candles – an irresistible treat for your nose!
But even though beeswax candles are incredibly popular, many people still prefer cheap, artificial paraffin candles that cost a dime a dozen. That means they miss out on the amazing health, mood, and environmental benefits of beeswax candles.
Here are just a few reasons why beeswax candles are so good for you, and why it might be time for you to make the switch.
Paraffin is made by distilling petroleum – the same substance used to make gasoline for your car. Paraffin candles also tend to contain artificial dyes, fragrances, and toxic chemicals.
When you burn paraffin candles, these are released into the air that you breathe along with plenty of soot. This can be very harmful, especially if you burn a lot of candles in an enclosed space such as your home.
But beeswax candles are made from a natural substance that doesn’t contain any carcinogenic ingredients. They’re also soot free, and don’t need to be fragranced because of their existing sweet smell. That means you can enjoy beeswax candles without ever worrying about the effects they might have on you, your family, or your pets.
Neutralize pollutants and improve mood
As well as filling your home with the delicious scent of honey, burning beeswax candles produces negative ions. These are thought to neutralize airborne pollutants, helping to remove the negative effects of breathing in dust, odors, and mold. This creates a cleaner living environment, and eases allergy and asthma symptoms for anybody nearby.
These negative ions don’t just offer physical health benefits, though. Once they enter your bloodstream, they’re also believed to increase your levels of serotonin, also known as the happiness chemical. Higher levels of serotonin have been shown to relieve stress, lower symptoms of depression, and boost your energy, letting you face each day with a smile.
Another benefit of beeswax candles over paraffin candles is that they’re made from natural and renewable ingredients that require no chemical processing. They’re also biodegradable and compostable, so they won’t sit in a landfill or end up in the ocean once you’re done with them. Switching to beeswax candles means you can enjoy a soothing and guilt-free ambience while doing your part to help the environment.
Beeswax candles aren’t just good for the environment; they’re also vegetarian! Paraffin candles often combine their key ingredient with stearic acid (which is derived from animal fat) to toughen the wax and increase burning time. But beeswax candles naturally burn at a slower rate, giving them an excellent lifespan without causing harm to animals.
Due to the high density and melting point of beeswax candles, they don’t produce hot drips when you burn them in a draft-free place. This lets you avoid the risk of burning your fingers if you need to move them. (But remember: you should never leave beeswax candles burning unattended, as they could still be knocked over by pets, children, or an unexpected breeze.)
Pure, bright light
The light given off by beeswax candles comes from the same spectrum as sunlight. Even though they burn very brightly, you won’t experience the eye strain or headaches that other types of candles might cause. Combine that with the fact that they’re virtually smokeless, and there’s nothing to interfere with the perfect mood they set.
One last benefit of beeswax candles
Beeswax candles are safe, natural, and good for you, letting you create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere without worrying about their effects. But do you want to know the best part? You can easily get your hands on high-quality hand-dipped 100% beeswax candles online from Creative Candles!
Our beeswax candle collection includes both long, elegant taper candles and chunky pillar candles in a variety of sizes. Their soft yellow-gold coloring allows them to fit seamlessly into almost any style of home décor, and they’re a beautiful addition to any wedding, birthday, or event. They also serve as fabulous gifts for when you want to treat your loved ones.
Take a look at our Beeswax Candle Collection, and bring the soothing spark of natural candles into your home today.
At Creative Candles, we've been creating small-batch, artisan-made premium candles since 1961. By preserving the centuries-old art of candle making, we’re ensuring that the world has access to premium, high-quality candles that provide the perfect ambiance for any occasion.